[Review] FragranceShop.com – Carolina Herrera by Carolina Herrera for Women Eau de Parfum Spray 3.4 oz

From which Perfume Emporium stopped sending to Brazil I had not bought any more perfume. But recently I decided to test the FragranceShop, one of the few US perfume stores that still send directly to Brazil, via USPS. In this article tale as this purchase.

I cannot blame the Perfume Emporium for giving up on Brazil. If I had a store in the USA I wouldn't want to deal with the losses due to theft of products at the Post Office either, rates invented overnight (post office), in addition to the possible institutionalized theft practiced by the Federal Revenue in the form of import tax.

Fortunately some stores still resist, and keep sending your products here, and to FragranceShop is one. Their list prices are not the best, but there is an ever-present coupon, the FC30, giving 30% off. Don't waste time looking for other coupons, no other works for international shipments. With 30% prices are compatible with those practiced by Perfume Emporium, already considering her coupons too.

Shipping is via USPS, and has two modalities:

  • International Standard – 10-20 Business Days ( $29.95 )
  • International Expedited – 7-14 Business Days ( $49.95 )

The International Standard is USPS First Class, the cheapest way of shipping from the USA to Brazil, with tracking, entrance through Curitiba, and packages that are rarely taxed. I don't know about International Expedited, but it must be the USPS Priority or USPS Express, who have a much better chance of being taxed.

As the freight cost is high, not every perfume is worth buying at FragranceShop. It is necessary to research and compare with prices in Brazil. But, there are few stores in Brazil that I trust to buy perfumes. Step away from Free market and this wave of market places suspects that broke into almost every store.

In the purchase in question, the perfume was the Carolina Herrera by Carolina Herrera for Women Eau de Parfum Spray 3.4 oz. Remembering that 3,4 are oz 100 ml. At the time he was for $ 78,95 in the table and $ 55,26 with coupon FC30. With the US $ 29,95 of standard freight was US $ 85,21. The dollar closed at R $ 4,00 on my invoice, so the total price was R $ 362,59, already including the IOF. The package was not taxed.

In a reliable store in Brazil, like Sephora, the same perfume is costing R $ 499,00. So buying abroad still represents good savings, as long as it is not taxed.

It is worth mentioning that the FragranceShop declared the name of the perfume in the content description, and a value very close to the real: US$ 52,47, so that if the package were taxed, the tax would be approximately R $ 125,93. Nevertheless, the total (R$ 488,52) it would be a little cheaper than buying in Brazil. But as it was not taxed, the difference was quite considerable (R$ 136,41).

The waiting time was less than a month, which is very reasonable considering the absurd deadlines that we have faced in the past.

Unboxing

The Carolina Herrera by Carolina Herrera for Women Eau de Parfum Spray 3.4 oz arrived in a cardboard box, with the actual declaration of the content and value close to the real. Freight value has not been declared. The package was not taxed.

There was a Correios tape closing the box and a warning that the product was refurbished at CEINT / CTA / PR for presenting damaged packaging due to traffic friction. I was left behind so, but it was all right.

Inside the box the perfume was in an envelope with bubble wrap, and with a lot of paper around. I can conclude that he was very well protected.

Check out the photos and the video of the unboxing:

Tracing

These are the tracking information package, According to the USPS:

May 16, 2019, 4:26 pm 
Delivered 
BRAZIL 
Your item was delivered in BRAZIL at 4:26 pm on May 16, 2019. 

May 10, 2019, 9:26 pm 
Processed through Facility 
CURITIBA, BRAZIL 

May 2, 2019, 8:56 am 
Processed Through Facility 
BRAZIL 

April 27, 2019, 8:58 am 
Departed 
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL 

April 26, 2019, 10:33 pm 
Departed 
NEWARK, UNITED STATES
 
April 26, 2019, 9:00 am 
Arrived 
NEWARK, UNITED STATES 

April 25, 2019, 11:25 am 
Processed Through Regional Facility 
JAMAICA NY INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER  

April 25, 2019, 10:48 am 
Departed USPS Regional Facility 
JAMAICA NY INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER  

April 25, 2019, 10:48 am 
Arrived at Regional Facility 
JAMAICA NY INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER  

April 24, 2019, 2:32 am 
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility 
JAMAICA NY INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER  

April 24, 2019, 1:28 am 
Departed USPS Regional Facility 
NEWARK NJ DISTRIBUTION CENTER  

April 23, 2019, 11:51 pm 
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility 
NEWARK NJ DISTRIBUTION CENTER  

April 22, 2019, 7:53 pm 
Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item 
SOMERSET, NJ 08873

These are the tracking information package, According to the post office:

16/05/2019
16:26
Delivered to the addressee object
16/05/2019
11:33
Object out for delivery to the recipient
14/05/2019
06:54
INDAIATUBA / SP
Object forwarded
Treatment Unit in INDAIATUBA / SP for distribution in Unit REMOVED / SP
13/05/2019
14:17
CAJAMAR / SP
Object forwarded
Treatment Unit in CAJAMAR / SP for Treatment Unit in INDAIATUBA / SP
10/05/2019
21:27
CURITIBA / PR
Object forwarded
Distribution Unit in CURITIBA / PR for treatment plant in CAJAMAR / SP
10/05/2019
21:25
Customs supervision terminated
02/05/2019
08:56
Object received by the post Office of Brazil
25/04/2019
11:25
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA /
Object forwarded
from country to UNITED STATES of AMERICA / countries in International treatment unit / BR
23/04/2019
23:52
Object posted

Table-Summary

Here is the summary table:

Product Name: Carolina Herrera by Carolina Herrera for Women Eau de Parfum Spray 3.4 oz
Name Original: Carolina Herrera by Carolina Herrera for Women Eau de Parfum Spray 3.4 oz
Store: FragranceShop
Value: US$ 55,26 (with coupon FC30)
Current value: US$ 53,87 (with coupon FC30)
Payment Method: Credit Card Visa International
Shipping Type: International Standard
Shipping Fee: US$ 29,95
Package Home Country: U.S. (USA)
Purchase Data: 21/04/2019
Submission Date: 23/04/2019
Data Delivery: 16/05/2019
Time in Transit: 23 days
Declared content: Carolina Herrera by Carolina Herrera for Women Ea
Type Marked Content: Gift / Other
Declared Value: US$ 52,47
Taxed: Not
Taxable Value: -
Tax Value: -

Final Considerations

A FragranceShop proved to be a good option for buying perfumes abroad. It is one of the few remaining, but it is still worth it depending on the perfume and prices in Brazil for the same. In the case of Carolina Herrera by Carolina Herrera for Women Eau de Parfum Spray 3.4 oz It was worth it.

And I'm ending here with a positive evaluation for FragranceShop. Do not forget to share the article with your friends if you like. Good fun and good shopping. :)

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